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  1. Thread: Bend Tester

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    Bend Tester

    Evening all,

    I am after a wraparound bend tester that will handle 13 mm thick material, 50 mm wide and pull a 180 degree bend around a former 35 to 65 mm dia. Making the formers is easy enough,...
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    Harrison M250 Motor Belt Problems

    When first acquired, the motor pulley had problems and a new pulley made.
    Several years have passed with great performance from a VFD.

    Recently, I occasionally get 'bump' noises.

    Investigation...
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    Pullmax owners

    Do any of you metalheads have a Pullmax which is a metalworking machine which in its most current design will shear metal, form domes, shrink metal, forms louvres and much more?
    I have one and its...
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    The Tool and Die Guy episode 2

    Hi from BC
    Phil Kerner has put up another post on Facebook continuing the same story. And yes I have contacted him and have permission to direct interested parties there. My last post has 642 views...
  5. Thread: Pex for Air?

    by MWF FEED
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    Pex for Air?

    I've been meaning to run air around my workshop for a while, but had no compressor. I was toying with trenching a pipe across from another shed and stealing air from its compressor, but that all...
  6. Need help identifying my new to me lathe

    I just got this lathe. The only markings on it is VS1236. It is a 12 inch swing by 36 inches between centers. Someone has rubbed out the manufacturer's name in front of the VS1236. I know it is...
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    AS/NZS 1554.1 - Preheat Calculation.

    I'm having trouble getting my head around the provisions in AS/NZS1554.1 Structural Welding Code for preheat - wondering if somebody could shed some light?

    If you go to clause 5.3 there is a...
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    The 'boat anchor' Waldown drill press

    Hi all,

    I picked this up last week or so as a fixer-upperer project. It is being referred to around here as 'the boat anchor'. It has no machine plates on it any more, and I can't find a serial...
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    Graduated Rod/Bar

    Thsi is a long shot, does anyone know where I could buy a graduated rod/bar/shaft at least 300mm long. This marking guage has one as an example of what I am after though it does not have to be round,...
  10. What kind of and how much oil should I use for an old milling machine?

    G'Day guys,
    my new-old milling machine is out of oil and I don't know which one is most suitable.
    I don't have a manual for it, so I also don't know how much can fit inside...

    I found...
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    Wall hung Tool storage ideas needed

    Looking for ideas- who doesn't love a wall hung tool?

    I've got a small shed, and have a 1200x1200 wall area which is open for storage options.

    I saw a french cleat style wall system which...
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    fancy mower repair.

    hi every one. A MAte has this damaged reel he would like repaired.

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    A woodruff key fits in the damaged slot. I think the reel is driven via the...
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    Stick welding and stubs

    The other day I was looking on as an acquaintance was doing some stick welding, every time he finished a run he changed the electrode weather it be only half used or or not.
    this person has been...
  14. Thread: Hercus 260

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    Hercus 260

    Iíve jus acquired an ex tafe lathe. Itís in great condition, but there is a bit of oil staining of the paint in some areas. I posted on another forum asking for some advice on using a degreaser to...
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    1095 Spring Steel were are you.

    1095 spring steel were are you.

    Iím having no luck trying to find 1095 spring steel in Australia at .5 mm or there about in thickness.
    I can get 1095 in thicker sections ie 1/8 3 mm.
    But no luck...
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    Burnerd Dividing Head - Price estimate

    Hi

    I have someone who is interested in my Bridgeport and I have a 300mm x 300mm angle plate with a Burnerd Dividing Head attached to it.
    As I can't find one on the internet I was hoping someone...
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    First Project. Help Needed.

    I know this might not be the right forum for this question but all help will be appreciated.


    I am about to do a new project which consists of a heavy punch bag rig, pull up bar and dip bars. It...
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    What saw blade is this?

    What kind of saw blade is this? Damned if I can find one with teeth like it anywhere. Needed for an indexing disk, as shown.

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    What sort of vice is this?

    Hi All,

    I have just joined today and have introduced myself in the Welcome Wagon.

    Could anyone please tell me what this type of vice is called. I googled and found the logo,

    so I know it...
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    Cheap oil skimmer I can buy for a cnc?

    Hare and forbes have a $500 model, I just can't bare to spend that at the moment! I'd rather spend it on tooling!

    I also, however, am extremely lazy... There are many good models over in the USA,...
  21. design plans for trencher, where to get?

    hi, i want to make a three point linkage trenching machine, three point linkage means that it goes on the back of a tractor. preferably it will run with a hydraulic motor.

    it would save me a stack...
  22. please idenify this table & it's history?

    please idenify this table & it's history?
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    The Tool And Die Guy

    Hello from BC.
    On a serious thought here I suggest as many of you as possible go to the Facebook page in my title.
    Phil Kerner put up a post on May 24th describing what has happened to the USA mold...
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    New old face plate

    A friend very kindly gave me this . It appears to be a face plate . It is 16" diameter with a threaded 2" bore . It is too large for any of my lathes , might be usefulas a drill press table ....
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    Mitutoyo vernier imperial

    Hi Everyone,
    I found this vernier in the bottom of one of my 'work' toolboxes, which I dont visit much these days.
    It was covered in a sticky substance---I have no idea what.
    It wouldnt move at...
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    hercus cross slide binding

    I've had some trouble adjusting the cross slide on my hercus. If I adjust it so there's minimal play in the normal operating range I can't slide it right off the back because it binds at the back. I...
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    island HDM 0227301201

    Hello, i've got a trouble.

    I have 6 machines with the HDM 0227301201 island, one of them is leaking from the exhaust what is the cause?
    May I remplace or repaire it?



    I have 6 machines...
  28. Vintage brass fire extinguishers- How to remove dents?

    Good Day,

    Anyone have any experience removing dents from old brass fire extinguishers? I have an old 2 gal foam fire extinguisher that has a few dents in it, worst about 5 mm deep and 75 mm long....
  29. Waldown Toolpost Grinder - Alternate uses

    I recently purchased a C1 Waldown TPG, from a forum member, with the intention of using it uncoventionally on a Milling machine to true up a worn NT40 internal spindle taper, but I haven't got...
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    O Granowski Power Hacksaw

    Hello All

    Today I picked up, with the help of a crane, my latest acquisition. It is an O Granowski Power Hacksaw that was originally made in Melbourne. The old bloke I got it off told me he...
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    Lathe chuck forcing work piece out???

    This is a new weirdness I encountered yesterday.

    Was machining 30mm dia. 4140 down to a 16mm rod, in my Hercus 9C. Fairly heavy cuts Ė between 25 and 40 thou. Got a few nice long blue spirals...
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    Cross-slide dial inaccurate ?

    I use a Hafco cl40a lathe. The cross slide dial is inaccurate and has been so since new as told by the previous owner. The lathe has an accurate DS10 DRO. I can verify by the DRO and my micrometer...
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    Chevron 7 clubman resto

    For many years I've restored, ridden and raced anything on two or three wheels but I've decided I need a change of scenery so yesterday I started a new project that takes me back 55 years to when car...
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    Transtig 250EC Problems

    Hi Guys. I have an old Transtig 250EC ,which is not behaving well.
    The operator manual mentions in "maintenance" to remove the top cover and adjust the
    "spark gap" every six months or so . Can any...
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    Solid Toolpost Mount for my Hercus 260

    Hi All,
    My 260 has one of Mal's slotted cross slides fitted. I decided to take advantage of the t-slots and made a solid toolpost mount to replace the topslide when its features aren't needed.

    I...
  36. Close down and start up procedure for Oxy Acetylene plants

    Hi Guys
    Given one of our members has had an incident with an oxy Acetylene Set I think its timely to visit the close down and Start Up procedures.

    Shut Down and Start Up procedure for Oxygen...
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    Who might supply this bearing?

    Hi all,

    I'm giving a 1930s qualcast push mower some resto love.

    The wheels have these bearings in them. One is save able, the other is rusty powder.

    IMG_20200520_173554.jpg

    I'm not even...
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    Recommendation for first furnace

    Making a furnace suitable for alumium (and ideally brass/bronze) has been on my project list for ages. I recently had to shell out some reasonable dollars for a couple of short pieces of larger...
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    Where to buy sulfuric

    I'm trying to figure out where to get sulfuric acid in NSW.
    I want it for aluminium anodizing.
    I've tried bunnings, auto elecs, auto part stores, etc. a local plumber's supply have it but they want...
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    Home made hand planer

    This is genius YouTube


    Read the full thread at metalworkforums.com...
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    Bicycle stand plans

    Hi,

    Sometime in the near future one of my projects to do is make a bicycle stand for 3 to 5 bikes.

    Just wondering had anyone made one, have photo's and/or plans?

    I've got some good ideas...
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    TU-3008G - Opti-Turn Bench Lathe

    Anyone had a look at the TU-3008G - Opti-Turn Bench Lathe. Not sure how long Hare and Forbes have had this, but only noticed it recently. Will see if I can get a look at one this week sometime,...
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    HYLO vice spring

    My hylo vice spring has seen better days and needs to be replaced. Does anyone know if these springs are obtainable? by any chance. Thanks in advance. Ian
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  44. Thread: Micrometer

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    Micrometer

    Picked this up just today $66 from EBay

    Iím quite chuffed with it,original box and paper work !
    Seems to be in fantastic condition.
    Previous owner fixed clocks for a living now retired (85)
    I...
  45. I found this in my lathe gearbox today.

    I can't for the life of me work out where it belongs. There doesn't appear to be any slack anywhere. The previous owner was using it ok. It's a Sheraton 10". Any...
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    Odd machining vice

    Was given this quick release, or cam-lock, machining vice:

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    (I'm fabricating, er hacking?, the missing jaw attachment plate there)




    The unusual feature is the steps in the...
  47. How to fix broken retractable air hose reel

    Factory neighbour asked me to try to fix their retractable reel - you know the ones that I can never work out how to lock after you have pulled some hose out?


    After taking the fixed swivel hose...
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    Boring bar setting tool !

    Hi Guys,

    As part of a discussion on another forum about line boring for miniature steam engine cylinders, I came up with this idea to enable a cutting bit on a boring bar to be adjusted...
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    Tap grinder is a goer.

    SAM_0641.jpgSAM_0640.jpgHello from BC.
    Well I finally offered up the first tap to sharpen. I had to go up to a 150mm dia wheel to get the attachment body to clear the wheel head. Aligning the tap...
  50. New wheels for the tool and cutter grinders.

    SAM_0639.jpgHello from BC.
    This pic shows some new wheels I got in this week for tool grinding. The selection available has shrunk over the years as usage has dwindled. So I looked in other...
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